A Salutation Speech from the Nineteenth Century to the Twentieth

By Mark Twain
A Salutation Speech from the Nineteenth Century to the Twentieth (1900).


Taken down in shorthand by Mark Twain
"I bring you the stately matron called CHRISTENDOM -- returning bedraggled, besmirched and dishonored from pirate raids in Kiaochow, Manchuria, South Africa and the Philippines; with her soul full of meanness, her pocket full of boodle and her mouth full of pious hypocrisies. Give her soap and a towel, but hide the looking-glass." Dec. 31, 1900.

Give her the glass; it may from error free her When she shall see herself as others see her.








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